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Watch the making of Florentijn Hofman’s Feestaardvarken (Partyaardvark), a 30 meter long, climbable concrete sculpture made for Burgers’ Zoo in Arnhem, The Netherlands.

Hofman’s work with giant animals might be familiar: here’s his giant rubber duck in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour. Also in the archives: a video of an adorable aardvark baby and more excellent projects happening in The Netherlands.

via Designboom.

From National Geographic’s I Didn’t Know Thatthis flexible, concrete-laced canvas can be put up by two people and ready to use as shelter within 24 hours. It’s essentially a building in a bag. With water to activate the concrete and air to inflate it into shape, the concrete hardens into a solid structure that resists fire and water. It can even become a sterile, hospital-like environment, an essential need in humanitarian crisis situations.

via Viral Viral Videos.